Built in 1591, the Canongate Tolbooth was the administrative focus, the tax-collection point, the council chamber, the court and the jail for the burgh of Canongate.

When the Tolbooth was built, the Canongate was a separate burgh in its own right to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland, but is now an Edinburgh suburb located near the bottom of the Royal Mile.

The Tolbooth Tavern has occupied part of the old Tolbooth since 1820. It is a great pub, well worth a visit and you may even bump into it’s resident ghost.

The Canongate Tolbooth is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 27582).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

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    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago

    I’ll have to go and have a look at this one day. Is that a balcony at the top, or is it a ceremonial “walking the plank” thing for throwing Englishmen from :) Really unusual.

  • Cheers mate, the bit you refer to is actually a clock. Have a look here

    – Tom Gomez

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Great image of this iconic structure – & a different perspective as the clock face is usually the focus. Nice job!

  • Thank you so much Sheila, I love the old buildings of Edinburgh …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    What a wonderful structure~ outstanding capture Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    very beautifully captured and such an absorbing history in this part of town..
    cheers and looking forward to sat!

  • Thank you so much Maggie. I took this shot during our outing in Feb.

    Glad to hear you are coming along on Saturday …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JJsEscape
    JJsEscapealmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Tom! Brilliant HDR!

  • Thank you so much Judy. It was a horrible grey day as you can see by the sky. I may change the sky at some time later on …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    A wonderful capture Tom.

  • Cheers Don, glad you like it mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 5 years ago

    What a great looking building Tom, great shot!!

    They have changed the forecast for Saturday, it is looking better…possibly even sunshine…no doubt it will change again!!!

  • Thank you Shaun, glad you like it.
    Good news about the weather, hope it does not change …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Now this is impressive Tom!!

  • it is a lovely old building Robin, the oldest building in the Canongate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Tom; for me a fav!

  • Thank you so much Adri my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

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